|Just before dawn|
Not much success with accessing weather updates on the Sonrisa net. We were able to check in with Ellen of SV Galatea who was net control that day. Interestingly, she and Jim were underway, nearing San Carlos on the mainland and we could pull them in; but as we were heading closer to Bahia Concepcion and Geary's home base of El Burro Cove north west of us across a low mountain range, we had interference. About the same time, the Captain made the discovery that our batteries were not charging! The latest challenge!
SV Content radioed us on VHF to advise they had left San Juanico as well and were about 30 minutes behind us; they had no success hearing the weather update either. We motored passed Punta Pulpito which was less forboding in the early light and passed the sand dunes on the north side of Punta Santa Teresa. Mid morning brought longer swells and calmer seas, as we continued on a 327 degree heading at 6.7 knots; later an adjustment to 312 degrees around Punta Santa Teresa. At 11:25 SV Dune called to advise they were near Bahia Concepcion, but were going to continue on to Santa Rosalia - keeners!
|Punta Pulpito off port side|
|Sand dunes north side of Punta Santa Teresa|
|Dozing seal ....|
|Trawler and gulls|
|Courtesy of Avalon Travel and Moon.com|
Turning right at Punta Piedrita, we found an empty anchorage, except for one small sailboat at a mooring; the restaurant owner's vessel. As we motored and watched for seaweed and sandy spots, the wind started to rise from the north - local conditions? At 14:55 we were anchored in 25 feet at 26 45.819 N, 111 53.112 W after a long 9 hours, but not strenuous ones. Later, checking our distance and fuel consumption, we we disappointed to discover we used 8.5 gallons motoring 8.5 hours. We turned our thoughts to tidying up and watching for the arrival of SV Content and then make a visit to the beach. (Of course - it was Wednesday and "Ana's" was closed.)